A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. The national accolades it's earned as a place to live, work, and play only prove what anyone who's been here has already experienced – and experience is the key. Come to Durham and find something new: art, history, food, events, you name it.

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

Looking for some fun? The kind of old school fun you can have knocking out pins at the bowling alley, spinning your wheels at the skating rink, or catching the latest blockbuster with your family? From billiards to bowling to fun parks, the listings below will help you find all the entertainment and amusements you need for a fun-filled day in Durham.

Durham is home to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, one of the most popular theaters in the country, as well as the historic Carolina Theatre, drawing national touring acts in music, comedy, and theater. It is also home to the American Dance Festival, the most important modern dance festival in the country, and Duke Performances, curating a season full of eclectic music, dance, and other performances from locally grown and international acts.

It is left as no wonder that Durham is a place replete with performances to captivate any crowd, from its largest, well-known venues to its black-box community theatres. Browse the listings below to find the venues and live events that will knock you off your feet.

With early development as a rural area with farms and plantations, Durham's antebellum past can be explored at sites like Historic Stagville. Durham would later host the negotiations that brought about an effective end to the Civil War, at Bennett Place, a historic site that can still be visited today. With the war's end came the beginning of the South's industrial revolution, starting with the tobacco and textile industries, which can be explored at Duke Homestead and repurposed mills and warehouses.nDurham is also where the civil rights movement gained significant traction, and is where one of the nation's premier universities made its home. Framed by the structural skeletons of its bygone days, Durham is blazing a path forward making new history, every day.

All of these events contain fascinating characters and stories that can be explored at Durham's historic places, including these state historic sites and the Durham History Hub. Browse the listings below to find the stories that interest you most, and see how today's Durham came to be.


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Updated: 23rd July, 2019 10:03 AM.